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BC Ferries

11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
+1 888-223-3779
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BC Ferries provides passenger and vehicle ferry services to 45 ports of call across coastal BC, with sailings to and from Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, the Gulf Islands, and Northern BC. BC Ferries Vacations also offers over 100 travel packages, including return ferry and accommodation. When on board BC Ferries, there are plenty of options for food and shopping, along with great wildlife and sightseeing opportunities.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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11300 Patricia Bay Highway | Suite 500, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3S8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hey, it's a great ride! What other way are you going to get your car over to Vancouver Island? The waiting room areas on land on the Vancouver side are new, clean and have lots of choices to pick: food, gifts, chocolates, you name it....More

Thank FromChathamOntario
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi FromChathamOntario, Thanks for the review! I am very glad to hear you have enjoyed traveling with us. I have to agree, the shopping is great at the terminals and on board - I especially love the selection of Canadian authors in our Passages Gift...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

I booked a two night visit to Richmond via BC Ferries Vacations last week and found it to be very reasonably priced and fit very well into my schedule. The ferry left on time from both Swartz Bay and Tawwassen on both ends of my...More

Thank ChaplainP
Reviewed 3 days ago

For a BRAND NEW ferry, this sailing is a vast disappointment. They don't operate the grill in their kitchen, so you are stuck with a VERY limited and disappointing selection of food items (no coastal Benny or any eggs other than scrambled for breakfast, and...More

Thank Nick B
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Nick B, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our new vessel, the Salish Orca services our route between Powell River and Comox. At this time the Salish Orca offers a limited menu due to ventilation limitations in the galley. As...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

BC Ferries Vacations bookings work like clockwork. Hotel Blu was a great place to stay and Ferry Reservations and schedules were excellent. Free parking at the hotels is a great perk as it can be very costly. We always get a great reception at the...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unsurpassed scenery on this route, which serves as part of the Provincial highway system. The journey from Tsawwassen on the Mainland to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island takes you through Active Pass, past medium-sized islands with beautiful homes. Ferries are fast and efficient, crews are...More

Thank Danda H
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Danda H, Thanks for the 5 star review! You have mentioned lots of great, helpful tips and details - thank you! I personally love the selection of books in the Passages Gift Shop on board our vessels. There is a great Canadian selection to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed taking this over to Victoria. We upgraded to the lounge area and felt it was worth it.More

Thank Patricia S
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Patricia S, Thank you for the 5 star review! I think it is a great idea to make sure you get a great view, and I am glad you enjoyed the Seawest Lounge. The route from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay offers such beautiful sights...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

BC Ferries are a beautiful was to travel between the mainland and the islands. Using the service for decades. Would suggest reservations during busy times and ALWAYS go do the buffet (if available on your particular sailing), as its a much better value than the...More

Thank annapace
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi annapace, Thank you for your great review! I am so glad you have enjoyed our amenities and services through the years, you sound like a seasoned traveler. I have to agree, after a life time on ferries I still look forward to a buffet...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a smooth sailing with sunshine and wonderful views. The new vessels are quiet and comfortable with great food selections.More

Thank 717leoh
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello 717leoh, Thanks for the 5 stars! While we can't guarantee good weather or wildlife sightings, I think the views are stellar rain or shine! I am glad to hear you had a beautiful, calm crossing and enjoyed the amenities. One of my favorite west-coast...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you look for outstanding service, a booking service that sees you through until you reach your destination then I can highly recommend BC ferry holidays, by which you book hotel and ferry ride together for a very good price. Taking the ferry though remains...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

In October we decided to visit Victoria on Vancouver Island. We followed the signs and drove to the launching area with lots of lanes. The price for the car and passengers was reasonable and the wait time wasn't all that long. The ferry was on...More

Thank LuckyLennie
BCFCustomerCare, Customer Service and Sales Representative at BC Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there LuckyLennie, Thanks for your review! I am so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us, we feel very lucky to be connecting our travelers and coastal communities. I just love the trip from Vancouver to Victoria, especially transiting through Active Pass - its...More

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richelle32168
October 23, 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
I have never purchased a roundtrip ticket as I always leave myself time to stay longer..also there is a charge for an advanced ticket and I only get a ticket ahead of time on the very busy holidays.... sorry I can’t be of... More
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JoseeDenHaag
October 3, 2017|
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Response from BCFCustomerCare | Property representative |
Hi there, Thank you for submitting your question. Yes, we offer ferry service from Port Hardy - Bella Coola and the route is absolutely breathtaking. To view schedules, please visit our website and let me know if you... More
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Colleen J
August 17, 2017|
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Response from Jerry L | Reviewed this property |
I used BC Ferries twice while on vacation in July. I too had rented a car in Seattle, (make sure you tell them you are taking the car into Canada). The first ferry crossing was from Horseshoe Bay (North Vancouver) to... More
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